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This is a blog about one of the easiest and most natural acts known to humans – it is about running. It’s an act which I adore. It’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s character forming, body-shaping and sometimes, it brings some modern warrior beast alter-ego out in me.
For me, the beauty of running lies in the simplicity of the act itself: put one foot in front of the other, quickly and repeately, and continue to do so as fast as you dare and as long as you desire. It really is that easy. Is it then not a wonderful paradox that running is also a deliciously complex endeavour?
Most runners are joined on an eternal quest for a) ever increasing speed or b) seeking to cover ever more ridiculous distances by performing their favourite activity. Some particularly greedy buggers even want to achieve both at the same time. But even that is not enough for me; I want speed over great distances, see the world and find myself in the process (and for someone to develop a vegan-friendly energy gel that doesn’t double as an emetic, okay?).
I don’t profess that I know how this can be achieved. I am, however, constantly amazed by the weird and wonderful places where running takes me, both physically and mentally. I have been running for over ten years and I learn something new almost every day. This blog is a place for me to document and share my thoughts and experiences as an outdoor runner and seeker of new places.
I hope you enjoy my (unapologetically biassed) ramblings about my running experiences, thoughts, bruises, lessons, setbacks, trials and, if we are really lucky, perhaps even an occasional epiphany.